March 19, 2019 Subject:
One last show
This marked the final of 25 times I saw the Dead. Was the first show for one of my buddies. Glad he got to experience a show. Funny thing is I only saw "Alabama Getaway" as the opening song twice in 25 shows -- my first (April 9, 1982, at the Rochester War Memorial) and last (this one).
March 1, 2019 Subject:
My second show
There is nothing that compares to hearing the crowd when we all realized it was the first Unbroken... it's better sounding than the cassette i still have almost 24 years later to the day... thank you! 13
July 26, 2018 Subject:
This show has a great mix, wonderful vocals from Bob, spirited piano from Vince, and Jerry pulls off some solid licks throughout.
The Unbroken Chain isn't all that, but Alabama is fun to hear.
June 5, 2018 Subject:
Even though the first set is only 6 songs, it finishes with a first-ever-played song. Second set has a few more unique moments, an excellent space, and a heartfelt setlist for the last Philly Spectrum Dead show ever. Jerry even milks the last drop vocally out of NFA.
March 19, 2017 Subject:
This show is not bad for '95, but I hesitate to call it good. Jerry is actually pulling out a few hot licks here and there. The Unbroken Chain is nice to hear songwise but unimpressive rendition-wise, and I am bummed that they never brought it out when Jerry could still play well enough to handle the transitions. The whole band seems to be slightly off today, Jerry not much more than everyone else; on other '95 shows, the rest of the band tends to play very well with Garcia lagging; here, he's almost leading.